City News Bulletin
City council Meeting June 18, 2018 
The City Council meeting is on June 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at council chambers at 1133 66th Street. Click here to view the agenda.
July 3rd and July 4th Activities
July 3rd will kick off the 4th of July Celebration! On July 3rd, there will be music by Abby Normal starting at 6:00 p.m. and fireworks will be at 10:00 p.m.  Food trucks will be available at the park!  On July 4th, there will be the parade starting at 2:00 p.m. The route will travel 73rd Street to University Avenue to Colby Park, which will conclude the 4th of July activities for this year. Visit  for more information on July 3rd.  Visit / for more information on July 4th parade.

Summer Hours Starting June 1
City offices will implement summer hours starting on June 1, 2018- August 31, 2018. City offices will close at 3:00 p.m on Fridays. 
Anode Retrofit Started June 4th 
Des Moines Water Works will be working on Cathodic Protection Project (Anode Retrofit) starting in your neighborhood. This project focuses on reducing the number of main breaks, therefore extending the life of the water mains that run through our streets.
Hydro- Klean  will be working for Des Moines Water Works, so you will see them in your neighborhood. Utility locates will be painted on your street, which is where the vacuum excavating and core drilling will take place and a 14-inch piece of pavement or grass will be removed. Des Moines Water Works staff will then come in and perform their work and restore the disturbed areas. Construction on your street will last from a few days to up to a week.
During the installation of the anode retrofit system, parking will be restricted on the side of the street where the water main is located.  We will not be working directly in your driveways, however, our vehicles may be blocking them for a short period of time. We apologize for any inconvenience and noise during some portions of this project. The first stages of the project will most likely be the loudest, then there should be minimal noise produced in the remainder of the work.  All disturbed areas will be restored to the original condition after construction is complete.

Project Areas

73 rd Street - almost done (concrete, asphalt, and backfill)- could open this evening June 15th.
69th Street - Washington Ave to Hickman Rd- almost done (concrete work)
66th Street- University Ave to School St- in process
Jefferson Ave-73rd Street to 70th Street- in process
Washington Ave- 70th Street to 68th Street- starting today
68th St- Elmcrest Dr to Colby- starting today
Center Street - Walnut Creek to 65th St - starting today
Sunset Terrace - 63rd St to 64th St - starting today or Monday


Visit our projects page on our website for more information,
63rd Street Sidewalk Construction
The contractor will continue working on sidewalk on 63rd Street the week of June 18th along with restoration work along 63rd Street and 64th Street.  All work is weather dependent.

Those affected residents have been notified, please see those notices for more information. 
Residents will need to remove all vehicles out of their driveways and garages, when work starts on their segment. They will be working one segment/block at a time. They anticipate it will take approximately 1-2 weeks per block/segment

Notices will be given prior to driveway removal for those residents. Residents on 63rd Street will have received a construction newsletter on the project. Lane closures on 63 rd Street will occur during the  construction of the sidewalk. You can expect lane closures during the times of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on 63 rd Street .

For weekly updates, please visit
Street Rehabilitation Project- HMA Overlay
The remaining streets on the project (66th Street, 69th Street and 70th Street) are on hold until Des Moines Water Works complete their project, which is the anode retrofit project.

For weekly updates, please visit
Windsor Heights Foundation- Night in the Heights
June 26th is the first Nights in the Heights (formerly Music in Park). Check out the activities planned for that evening! 
6:00 - 6:45 p.m:  Yoga by Mary
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful Plant Exchange
Food Trucks:  Hotsy Totsy and Outside Scoop
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Pet Pictures by Paash Pet Photography
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Band:  FreeStyle
Items for auction on Govdeals
The City of Windsor Heights has some items for auction on Govdeals!  The item is a backhoe.  Visit to view the items.
Any questions contact the Public Works Director at
Fireworks Information and Reminder
The City Council's position remains consistent and safety is the number one goal when it comes to regulating the use and sales of fireworks in the City of Windsor Heights.
· The sale of consumer fireworks shall be regulated by the State Fire Marshal and all sellers must obtain a consumer fireworks seller  license. The firework establishments must comply with all the standards of the National Fire Protection Act 1124.
· Individuals 18 years and older may purchase fireworks.
· The zones in which fireworks can be sold are the community commercial district (CC) and the general commercial district (GC) within the City of Windsor Heights. You can view our zoning map on our website at
· The City of Windsor Heights prohibits the use or display of public fireworks unless approved by the City. (Code  Section: 40.02.12(3))
· The sale and use of novelty fireworks are permitted. Novelty fireworks may include snappers, party poppers, sparklers, snakes, glow worms and those defined according to the American  Pyrotechnics Association.
Windsor Heights Police Department will respond to incidents involving fireworks. Penalties may include a simple misdemeanor for individual use or a civil infraction for property owners. Individuals may possess consumer-grade fireworks but the act of discharging fireworks is prohibited within City limits.
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